Breakfast in a Breeze

Weather pattern changes also cause great changes to my plate. My typical winter breakfast of hot piping oatmeal loaded with blueberries is not quite as appealing on a hot spring or summer day.  Staying cool and refreshed sounds much more appealing to me. A smoothie is up for order in my kitchen, and it’s about the easiest thing to eat on the go in the mornings.

The key to a great smoothie is using frozen fruit instead of ice for a creamy, smooth texture that’s a lot like frozen yogurt to me. Here’s one of my favorite recipes. Watch out or you’ll be dreaming of a vacation on some remote tropical island like I do when my taste buds get a hold of this smoothie.

Tropical Breeze Smoothie

1 cup low fat milk or soy milk
1 cup frozen peaches (can also use frozen pineapple)
¾ cup frozen mango
1 teaspoon coconut extract
*if you need to sweeten it more for your taste buds, add 1-2 teaspoons of honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend on high until smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes. You can always add a little more milk if it’s too thick for your liking.

If you feel adventuresome, try adding nuts or oats to Power Up your smoothie more.

What’s your favorite kind of smoothie?


Amy Hanus

Amy Hanus is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist with a degree in Exercise Science. She bikes, lifts weights, and creates some outrageously yummy, yet surprisingly easy recipes. She’s also the Social Media brain for Full Plate Living. Catch her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest anytime.

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